The Erimtan Angle

While the world is now watching the violence in Syria, where supposed freedom fighter are constantly perpetrating acts to apparently goad the West to intervene and government forces seem to have lost the plot, Israel seems to be getting ready for the big one: “According to reports in Israeli newspapers, the U.S. and Israel are going to hold their largest ever joint military exercise in October [2012], shortly before American voters decide whether to give Obama a second term in the White House or replace him with Mitt Romney. The exercise, involving thousands of soldiers and the most advanced anti-missile defense systems, will simulate simultaneous attacks from Iranand Syria. Given that there is no prospect of Iran initiating missile strikes or other military action against Israel – I mean that it will only fire in response to an Israeli or an American-and-Israeli attack – what is the real purpose of…

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